On this evening, five hopefuls from across the United States anxiously waited to present their plans to five investors with the potential to provide $150,000 in investments. One of these entrepreneurs was Ken Arceneaux of Rayne. His invention, Pooyie, is an organic compost of living soil for gardening.
|Photo by Kari Walker|
|Ken Arceneaux of Pooyie and wife Phyllis|
Each contestant had 15 minutes to present his ideas to the panel of investors and await his fate. After much discussion, the investors decided what ideas had the most appeal to reward with the cash, and the evening ended with two of the entrepreneurs receiving funding. Steve Moore of Dallas, owner of Mosquito Steve, and Roderick Calhoun of Beaumont, Calif., owner of Gotta’GO, now have a little more fuel to keep their dreams growing.
Arceneaux remained upbeat after the competition. “It was a lot of fun and a good networking experience," he said. "And I’m still looking for investors.”
To learn more about this local entrepreneur and his products, click here.